As Microsoft hosts thousands of app developers in Redmond for its BUILD developers conference, the question needs to be raised: How badly does Microsoft need dedicated apps? More specifically, how badly does Microsoft need apps for Windows RT? The Web may hold the answer.
Microsoft officially launched Windows 8 on Thursday, calling it the “best release of Windows ever.” Ironicaly, though, Microsoft executives also tried to emphasize that Windows 8 wasn’t all that different from Windows 7. So similar, in fact, that Microsoft didn’t announce a standalone price for the new operating system.